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Seal placentas prove invaluable to conservation genetics research

Scientific American | 
Conservationists regularly test the genetic makeup of many endangered species in order to understand the threats they face and, sometimes, ...

Newly discovered bird species in danger from deforestation

Scientific American | 
Discovering a new species isn’t always as easy as saying “Look, there’s a new species!” In the case of a ...

Genetically distinct lion population should be conserved

Scientific American | 
Every day 20 unusual lions greet visitors at a tiny animal park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These lions, which have ...

Last 500 Ethiopian wolves endangered by lack of genetic diversity

Extinction Countdown | 
The last wolves in Africa face a difficult road if they are going to survive. Just 500 Ethiopian wolves (Canis ...